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October 1, 2018

Are You Willing to Buy This Track-Only Porsche Tribute for P 44 Million?

Porsche is recreating its iconic 935/78 racing car with this: a 700-horsepower limited-edition built with no homologation restriction giving designers and engineers absolute freedom in its development. Limited to a run of just 77 examples, it’ll be used for clubsport events and private race track training.

A birthday present from Porsche Motorsport to fans all over the world, the 2018 935 tribute car is based off the high-performance 911 GT2 RS but with its body replaced or supplemented by carbon fiber composite parts. The modern day 935 reaches a length of 4,865 millimeters with a total width of 2,034 millimeters (including the side mirrors).

The modern day 935 continues to take on the design which fans dubbed “Moby Dick” with its elongated shape, massive fairings, and white base color. It has distinctive arch air vents on the front fenders to increase downforce at the front while at the back, there’s a large rear wing measuring some 1,909 millimeters in width and 400 millimeters in depth.

Porsche also incorporated many details from their motor racing history: the aerodynamically capped rims echo those of the 935/78 while the LED rear lights on the rear wing endplates are adopted from the 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car. The side mirrors hail from the current Le Mans-winning 911 RSR, with the exposed titanium tailpipes modelled on the Porsche 908 from 1968. The iconic Martini livery is optional.

These references are carried through to the cockpit. The knob on the gearshift lever has a laminated wood design and is reminiscent of racers such as the 917, the 909 Bergspyder and the Carrera GT super sports car. The carbon steering wheel and the color display behind it have been taken from the 911 GT3 R from the 2019 model year. A massive safety cage combined with a racing bucket seat and a six-point safety harness ensure maximum safety. A second seat for the passenger is available as an optional extra. Thankfully, air conditioning is standard.

The new 935 is powered by Porsche’s twin turbo 3.8-liter flat-6 engine. Shared with the 911 GT2 RS, it makes 700 horsepower transferred to the ground via a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) comes with a rigid gearbox suspension at the 310-millimeter-wide rear axle.

Typical of the 911, the weight distribution ensures excellent traction and braking performances. Six-piston aluminum monobloc racing calipers on the front axle in combination with internally ventilated and grooved steel brake discs with a 380-millimeter diameter provide excellent deceleration values at the front axle. The rear axle is fitted with four-piston calipers and 355-millimeter discs.

Like the road-legal 911 GT2 RS, the 1,380-kilogram 935 is equipped with PSM (Porsche Stability Management) including traction control as well as an anti-lock braking system (ABS). Thanks to a so-called map switch, these assistance systems can be adjusted separately or switched off completely, depending on the driving situation.

Price for this exclusive track-only car stands at 701,948 Euros or about P 44 million pesos.

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